In one movie, a boozed-up and torn-down Laurie Strode must face the white-masked demon from her past and save her family; in the other, a boozed-up and… well, you get the gist. These two reboot/sequels, one released 20 years after the original Halloween and one released 40 years after, share a lot of the same DNA. But DNA is also the key difference: in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Laurie is related to Michael Myers; in 2018’s Halloween, that element of the plot has been slashed away and Laurie is simply the obsession, but not the sibling, of the Shape. Which movie did the whole reboot thing better? That’s what we’re deciding in the latest episode of Vs. Host and Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis is pitting H20 and H40 against each other across four rounds – Box Office, Tomatometer and Audience Score, Storyline, and one wildcard round – to decide which sequel deserves the Halloween franchise silver medal. (Because gold, of course, goes to The Curse of Michael Myers, right?). As ever, if you don’t agree with our call, feel free to stalk us slowly and quietly in the comments.
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